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Access is denied in Program Files

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Now that IS unusual, you cannot change any of the settings? You have to get into "Advanced Settings" - There should be a button on the lower right of the Security Box.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 13
    windows 8


    Haha yeah. When I click Advanced it shows me permissions,auditing and effective access. WHen i click change permissions,the exact same box comes out again but i cant really change anything as all the boxes are greyed out..
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried this:

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    EDIT> Click Apply & OK as needed. !
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I've never seen that, interesting. Try It.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Balls View Post
    Haha yeah. When I click Advanced it shows me permissions,auditing and effective access. WHen i click change permissions,the exact same box comes out again but i cant really change anything as all the boxes are greyed out..
    I am getting the same thing here in my varied and frustrated attempts at deleting a text file within my C:\Program Files folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Have you tried this:

    Click image for larger version

    EDIT> Click Apply & OK as needed. !
    The "Disable Inheritance" button for me is grayed out, as I suspect it is for the OP.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 13
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by RiseUp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Balls View Post
    Haha yeah. When I click Advanced it shows me permissions,auditing and effective access. WHen i click change permissions,the exact same box comes out again but i cant really change anything as all the boxes are greyed out..
    I am getting the same thing here in my varied and frustrated attempts at deleting a text file within my C:\Program Files folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Have you tried this:

    Click image for larger version

    EDIT> Click Apply & OK as needed. !
    The "Disable Inheritance" button for me is grayed out, as I suspect it is for the OP.
    Haha in fact, mine says Enable Inheritance but is greyed out!

    Damn this thing is really a pain. There seems to be to solution to it despite following all the available methods on google
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  7. #17


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Is your specific user (not Administrator or Administrators Group) the "Owner" of the folder?
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  8. #18


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That may be it, the folder may have been created under a non administrator account.

    I think we tried that, he said he was prevented from changing ownership.
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  9. #19


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Oops


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    That may be it, the folder may have been created under a non administrator account.

    I think we tried that, he said he was prevented from changing ownership.
    My bad.

    @Balls
    Does the specific user have "Full control"?

    Greyed out Permissions indicate that the Permissions are coming from a higher level.
    Try moving back up the directory structure until your Permissions change to black.

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    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 09 Nov 2013 at 08:11. Reason: Title Added, Clarification
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Dunno, he said it was all greyed out like that.
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